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Humanities & social sciences modules

Management and humanities, sport, languages

Humanities & social sciences modules are aimed at giving students the opportunity to develop their managerial, interpersonal and social skills through an approach that prepares them for the workplace and encourages them to become independent and responsible engineers.

The goal is to equip them with the skills necessary to design, conduct and monitor socio-technical systems and projects within intercultural and international settings, in which they champion sustainable, responsible innovation that meets the challenges of today’s world.

The management and humanities, languages and sport modules share common learning outcomes which can be split into three main categories.

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    Learning outcomes linked to students’ personal and professional plans and development 

    These goals have to do with the microsocial level and therefore focus on each student as an individual. The aim is to support students in their personal development. They will be able to use the intellectual and practical tools available to fine-tune their study and career plans, gain in confidence, develop their character and build a fulfilling future for themselves as an engineer in today’s socio-economic environments.

    Examples of modules:

    • In management and humanities: engineering and society, stress management, resume- and cover letter-writing
    • In languages: job seeking, rhetoric, improvisation and ethical dilemmas, living and becoming an engineer in an international and intercultural setting
    • In sport: self-knowledge, personal well-being and exercise
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    Learning outcomes linked to future engineers’ effectiveness as leaders

    These modules bear on the meso-social level and therefore focus on how organizations work, particularly businesses and public institutions. A number of modules therefore set out to support students in acquiring the managerial skills that will help them to easily find their place within organizations and to perform line management duties. 

    Examples of modules:

    • In management and humanities: engineering and society, stress management, resume- and cover letter-writing
    • In languages: communication in the working world, how to present and pitch, gender awareness, negotiating, being an engineer in an international and intercultural setting
    • In sport: team management
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    Cultural learning outcomes

    These modules concern the macrosocial level. The approach takes a long-term perspective and combines the expectations of businesses with society’s needs in the broad sense. Here, the focus is on general culture and the introspective side of the students’ intellectual development. Our modules seek to train thoughtful, tactful engineers who are mindful of the social, environmental and ethical considerations and sustainable development, with a holistic vision of projects on which they will work with account taken of both the social and technical aspects. 

    Examples of modules: 

    • In management and humanities: human societies and environment, geopolitics, philosophy and technology, civilization of the Arab world
    • In languages: Science & Society, Critical Thinking, Debating (UN & British Parliament), American culture, Tech Culture
    • In sport: exercise in the great outdoors